A Veteran and His Snowplow

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A Veteran and His Snowplow

When Bellevue, Nebraska got some snow on Tuesday, an Iraq War Veteran showed up to help his neighborhood and the school. Justin Anderson has a snowplow… on his wheelchair. Some news reports called that entirely “badass.”

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Justin Anderson and his “badass” snowplow

Justin has struggled with brain cancer, and had a leg amputated from war injuries. Every time it snows, he does his part to help.

Giving Back

“I don’t want kids or parents having to go through the snow and possibly trip or hurt themselves. I had a half-dozen people stop to take a picture because they hadn’t seen a chair like this before…

The chair has on-the-fly tilt so I can adjust the height of the blade as I push snow… The community has supported me immensely with my struggles and tough times as I had a leg amputated and my fight with brain cancer. This is my way of giving back.” Justin

Doing his best

His didn’t just plow the school out, he “pretty much took care of the whole neighborhood.” And his neighbors are immensely grateful.

Justin got his fancy wheelchair through the Independence Program, and decided to turn it into a snowplow.

He plans on making more adjustments to the chair plow as time goes on.

Not many people have an “off-road” wheelchair that can be modified like this. A tribute to ingenuity and focus, he says he’d do it even if people didn’t respond.

“It’s very gratifying. It’s nice to know you’re appreciated. But even if I didn’t get any response from anyone – or nobody said Thank You – I’d still do it.” Justin

There are  several million people on the East Coast who wish he lived in their neighborhoods today.

The news video is here

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